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Segway Announces Two New Models: The i2 And x2

segway i2By David Ponce

Segway, everyone’s favorite overpriced personal transporter from the future, has announced two new models: the x2 and i2. There’s a bunch of new features, perhaps the most notable of which is the introduction of LeanSteer? technology, which allows you to turn right or left by leaning in that direction, in the same fashion that forward/backward control is currently achieved. Current models rely on a handlebar control to turn. Presumably this would make the transporters even easier to maneuver.

Another addition is the use of and InfoKey? controller, essentially a keyless fob that increases security. The i2 has a range of about 24 miles, while the x2 goes only about 12 miles. Why the drop? Well, the x2 is the rugged cousin of the i2, with some serious tires and offroading capabilities. The price of this ruggedness is loss of range.

They have not lost any cost however, as the i2 will ding your wallet for $5,000, while the x2 will take a $5,500 bite.

[Segway i2 and Segway x2] VIA [I4U]

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  • fronten

    the worst things is the high price tag, no matter how ‘cool’ this may be.
    another thing is that it is widely forbidden to use segways on public streets or ways.

  • Robert

    I want one….or two. 🙂

  • Keith L. Dick

    ***the worst things is the high price tag, no matter how ?cool? this may be.***

    That’s the only thing keeping me froom having one just for the fun of it..

  • AJ

    I’m not a big segway fan, they are really slow… I know I know, the segway is supposed to be slow, given the enviroment it is meant to be used in. But still, I used one for 1/2 an hour, and was bored, would it be so bad to make them go a bit faster?!

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    the worst things is the high price tag, no matter how ?cool? this may be there absolutley poo!!!!!!!!-thats why I want one?.or two. hey awit that rymes!!! im a poet and i didnt now it oh that rymed too im so cool
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